Support Groups

Support groups offer a dedicated time and place for patients, family members and caregivers to connect with others who are going through a similar experience.

Learn more about our support groups and visit our support services calendar. For additional information or questions, please call 626-256-4673, ext. 32273.
 
Brain Tumor Support Group
A warm and welcoming environment for brain tumor patients and caregivers to provide and receive support in order to improve their coping throughout the continuum of their cancer journey. Benefit from the wisdom of patient, caregivers and our clinical experts. Feel free to come alone or with your loved one. Registration is greatly appreciated. Walk-Ins are welcome.
Contact: Victoria Ramirez, LCSW (626)218-3787

Caregivers Connect
Caregiver’s Connect is a place for caregivers to take time to relax, get support and get to know other caregivers. Light refreshments are served. Open to all caregivers, all cancers, inpatient and outpatient. 
Contact: Emma Wolfe (626) 218-7317
 
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Education and Support Group
Sponsored by the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Society, this group provides education and support and offers the opportunity to discuss concerns with others.

Coping with Head and Neck Cancer
Join this group to learn from each other’s experience, obtain tips and tools to help manage stress, and learn how you can best support your family.
Contact: Bernie White 626-218-7354
 
Couples: Essential Skills for Overcoming the Challenges of Cancer Together
Gain knowledge about specific techniques to enhance open and honest communication. Learn practical behaviors that will strengthen your relationship. Practice effective problem solving skills together. Each group will be interactive and focus on a different topic.
Contact: Kim Romig, LCSW (626) 218-4550

Discharge Planning for Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Caregivers
An interactive and supportive place for caregivers to prepare for their important role as a caregiver during the patient’s recovery in the outpatient setting. Information provided by a Hematology Nurse and Hematology Clinical Social Worker. Learn what physical and emotional changes may occur; what to do and whom to call for support; and how the caregiver can start planning early to strengthen their own network of support. Get to know more about City of Hope’s support system for post-transplant patients and caregivers, including social workers, nurses, case managers, and classes and support groups offered through the Sheri & Les Biller Family Resource Center, Duarte campus.
Contact: Ranee Kang, LCSW (626)218-2504
 
Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) Education and Support Group
An educational and support group to help patients better understand and cope with graft-versus-host disease (gvhd). Learn from each other’s experience and take comfort in knowing you are not alone in this journey.
Contact: Marinel Olivares, LCSW (626)218-2124

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Multiple Myeloma Patient Connections
Find strength, support and connect with others. Light refreshments are served. 
A warm and welcoming environment for hematology patients and caregivers to provide and receive support in order to improve their coping throughout the continuum of their cancer journey.
Contact: Terence Hung, LCSW (626)218-5278
 
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Join us for medical updates and a safe space to share with others. Benefit from the wisdom of patient, caregivers and our clinical experts. Feel free to come alone or with your loved one. Registration is greatly appreciated. Walk-Ins are welcome.
Contact: Ruby Banuelos Calhoun, LCSW (626)218-3479
 
Prostate Cancer Support Group
This group is a safe space for men to express their concerns to men, share experiences and relate to others coping with the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. Spouses/partners are welcome.
Contact: Blanca Rivas, LCSW (626) 218-2282